Thai Beef & Wild Rice Lettuce Wraps

    1 lb extra lean ground beef or chuck
    2 tsp dark or toasted sesame oil
    salt and pepper, to taste
    1 pkg (1 lb) cole slaw mix
    3 green onions, sliced diagonally
    1 small red bell pepper, thinly julienned
    1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
    4 cups cooked wild rice
    3/4 cup House of Tsang® Saigon Sizzle™ Stir Fry Sauce (or Korean Teriyaki flavor)
    1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
    1/4 tsp crushed dried chili pepper flakes
    8 large lettuce leaves, washed and dried

In large skillet, brown beef in oil, season with salt and pepper. Drain; set aside. In large bowl, toss remaining ingredients, except lettuce, with beef. Spoon apx. 1 cup filling on each lettuce leaf; wrap up burrito style. Serve immediately .

Great appetizers – use butter lettuce leaves in place of large leaves. Roll and secure each with a toothpick. Yld: 24-32 appetizers.

4-8 servings.

Recipe compliments of the Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council

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